About Us


About Us

Midwest Land Management and Real Estate Inc. specializes in assisting clients with farm management, crop insurance and farm real estate brokerage transactions. Founded in 1988 by Mark Nothwehr and Dalen Heida, Midwest Land Management takes great pride in being independently owned and having the ability to custom design a plan to meet specific client needs. In 2016 the ownership was transitioned to Travis Johnson and Ben Hollesen who together have 25 years of experience in the land business and value building long-term and sustainable relationships with their clients.

Together the team at Midwest Land Management - Travis, Ben, Shane and Mark- would like to visit with you regarding your specific land needs.

Pictured from left to right: Shane Brant, Ben Hollesen, Travis Johnson, Jenny Johnson, Cheryl Jacobson, Mark Nothwehr, Clint Jones
Ben Hollesen

Ben Hollesen

Farm Real Estate Broker, Farm Manager
Ben primarily focuses on the ever changing segment of the farm real estate and land rental market. Ben’s connections and vast farm real estate background will prove to be beneficial to both buyers and sellers. Ben is a licensed Brokers Associate and Auctioneer specializing in land auctions and private listings of Iowa farmland.
Travis Johnson

Travis Johnson

Accredited Farm Manager, Farm Real Estate Sales

Travis brings over 14 years of professional farm management, real estate and crop insurance sales experience to the Midwest Land Management team. Travis is an Accredited Farm Manager (AFM), the highest designation given by the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers. Travis works closely with land owner clients to meet their goals and objectives on their farmland investment. In addition to professional farm management, his primary focus, Travis also works with current and prospective farmland owners providing knowledgeable advice on best strategies for purchasing or selling farmland according to their needs.

Mark Nothwehr

Mark Nothwehr

Farm Manager, Farm Real Estate Associate Broker
Mark has been involved in managing farms for the past 30 years and has also been involved in the real estate market during that time period. Mark continues to focus on his client's farm management and real estate needs.
Shane Brant

Shane Brant

Farm Manager, Farm Real Estate Sales

Shane grew up on a family farm just southeast of Terril, IA.  As a graduate of Iowa State University in Agronomy, Shane understands crops, soils, and the changing dynamic of the farming industry.  He brings over 15 years of experience in the crop input business to the Midwest Land Management team.  Shane’s background working with local growers and landowners will assist clients in making sound management and investment decisions.

Clint Jones

Clint Jones

Contract Auctioneer
Clint is a contract auctioneer at Midwest Land Management and has been in the auction business for over 50 years. Clint has vast knowledge and experience selling farmland at public auction and is a well-respected businessman in the community.